Deric Carner has had solo shows at Romer Young, Trestle Projects, Four AM, Louis V E.S.P., and Tent. Rotterdam. Group shows include at Foreland, FIERMAN, PROTO Gallery, Radiator Gallery, Present Company, NurtureArt, EFA Project Space, Southern Exposure and CAC, Vilnius. He has had residencies at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and MacDowell and Root Division. He received an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL and a BFA from the UCSC, CA.
Hard plaster depicts soft and languid objects. Worlds of strange body parts and floppy interior architecture explore repressed anxieties and fantasies around bodies. The sculptures have a fantasy life of their own. They want to be about pleasure and freedom, but are somehow flawed, burdened by their materiality and oddity. The artworks are too stiff or droopy, too depressed or neurotic to get out of the house and live out their dreams. Languishing at home, the sculptures dream of follies to completely and thoroughly free the body.